The town of Salcombe has held a memorial service for the crew who lost their lives in one of the worst tragedies in the RNLI's history - a hundred years ago.
The Salcombe Disaster
On the 27th of October 1916, an RNLI crew went to the aid of the Schooner, the Western Lass.
The lifeboat crew all lived in Salcombe - and had a 25 to 30 minute run to get to the lifeboat station at South Sands to launch the boat.
It was early morning, dark, and the sea conditions were treacherous.
The rough weather caused communication systems to break down, so as the RNLI began the row towards Prawle Point, they had no idea those on the Western Lass had already been rescued.
These images show the moment a great wave capsized the William and Emma - drowning most of the crew.
All but two of the crew died that morning.
One survivor was Eddie Distin. His great-grandson has now followed in his footsteps, becoming an RNLI crewman.
For today's crew, honouring the memory of their colleagues is incredibly important.
9 of those killed were fishermen, their loss practically wiping out Salcombe's fishing fleet.
These three headstones tell the tragic story three crew members, all from the same family, who died.
On that fateful day 100 years ago, Emily Foale lost her husband and both her sons to the sea.
What they left behind though, was a community that will never forget them.